Soul Blues Legend Comes to Dunsmuir
Johnny Rawls will be bring his soul blues sounds to Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center in Dunsmuir, California on Thursday, December 13 at 7 pm.
Johnny Rawls is a soul blues legend. In fact, the term soul blues was invented to describe his music. With a career spanning more than 50 years, hes done it all. Hes an internationally recognized recording artist, music producer, and songwriter who tours extensively throughout North America and overseas. The Blues Music Awards, Blues Blast Awards, Living Blues Critics Poll Awards, and the W. C. Handy Awards have all acknowledged Johnny with multiple awards and nominations, including Soul Blues Album of the Year and Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year. Johnny is honored to be mentioned on two markers along the Mississippi Blues Trail.
Born in Mississippi in 1951, Johnnys interest in music began in early childhood. By high school, Johnny was playing professionally, backing artists including ZZ Hill, Little Johnny Taylor, Joe Tex, and The Sweet Inspirations. In the mid-1970s, Johnny became the band director for soul singer O.V. Wright, and toured with O.V. until his death in 1980. From 1980-1985, he led Little Johnny Taylors band.
In 1985, Johnny began touring as a solo artist. He has released more than 15 albums since his debut solo album, Here We Go, in 1996. Johnnys latest CD Waiting for the Train was released in September 2017, and has been recognized as one of the top 50 blues albums of the year by Roots Music Report. Every year since 2002, Johnny has been nominated for the Blues Music Awards by the Blues Foundation and 2018 is no exception. Waiting for the Train was nominated for Soul Blues Album of the Year and Johnny was nominated for Soul Blues Male Artist.
Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is located at 5819 Sacramento Avenue located in the historic district of Dunsmuir just across from the Amtrak station just off Hwy 5 Central Dunmsuir Exit. The venue is next to many fine restaurants including Cafe Maddalena and the Dunsmuir Brewery. Tickets will be available at the door, or online. For more information, go to popsdunsmuir.com
Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center (View)
5819 Sacramento Avae
Dunsmuir, CA 96025
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